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Hot Laptop

by hippowallow / January 1, 2009 6:40 AM PST

Is it normal for a laptop to get so hot? The fan on this one is on nearly all the time. It is an Acer Aspire 5920.

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(NT) So hot ??? What are the temp readings ?
by VAPCMD / January 1, 2009 6:46 AM PST
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how do i measure the temp?
by hippowallow / January 1, 2009 7:34 AM PST

Is there a way i can mwasure how hot it gets? Main heat is underneath and some around the touchpad.

Thanks.

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Download and run PCWizard 2008. Once it's running
by VAPCMD / January 1, 2009 10:23 AM PST

minimize and see the various temp readings. Report back.

VAPCMD

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That may be interesting but...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 11:09 AM PST

I know that laptop. The area is warm around the touchpad. It's how it is with that model.

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Temp Readings
by hippowallow / January 1, 2009 8:10 PM PST

OK Thanks. Ran PC Wizard. Here are results.

ACPI Thermal Zone: 98 deg C
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Core 1 94 deg c
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Core 2 93 deg C
Hard Disk 57 deg C

It seems to get this hot when I have Dreamweaver running.

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So any ideas
by hippowallow / January 4, 2009 4:52 AM PST
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Seems hot to me. Anyone?

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Too hot to me too ! How old is the laptop and have you
by VAPCMD / January 4, 2009 5:16 AM PST
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tried to blow out any dust around the CPU ?

A notebook cooler might help but assuming the vents aren't blocked in some way ... I'd contact the reseller and or the mfg.

Keep us posted.

VAPCMD

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We had one of those.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 6:48 AM PST
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The sad truth is that it wasn't hot at all. But the surface temp around the touchpad does annoy users. Try this. Go get a wireless keyboard and mouse and you'll enjoy the machine more.
Bob

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